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The '''College of William & Mary in Virginia''' (also known as '''William & Mary''', or '''W&M''') is a public university|public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Royally founded in 1693 by Letter patent|letters patent issued by William and Mary|King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the Colonial Colleges|second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University. William & Mary is one of the original eight "Public Ivy|Public Ivies", a term coined by Richard Moll in 1985 for publicly funded universities providing a quality of education considered comparable to the Ivy League. William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court of the United States|Supreme...
Latin nameCollegium Gulielmi et Mariae in Virginia
Established{{start date|1693}}[ About William and Mary | About W&M]The College gives its founding date as 1693, but has not operated continuously since that time, having closed at two separate periods, 1861–1869 and 1882–1888 (see #Civil War, Reconstruction, early 20th century|Post-colonial history).
TypeRoyal College|Royal {{small|(1693-1776)}}
Private university|Private {{small|(1776–1906)}}
Public university|Public {{small|(1906–present)}}
Research university
AffiliationOak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU
Universities Research Association|URA
Endowment$811.2 millionat June 30, 2015.{{cite web|url=|title=William & Mary's Financial Performance, Fiscal Year 2014, p.7.}} Retrieved on January 18, 2016.
RectorTodd Stottlemyer{{cite news |last=Trifone |first=Nicole |date=April 23, 2013 |title=Unanimous Vote Puts '85 Grad to Lead W&M Board of Visitors |url= |newspaper=Williamsburg Yorktown Daily |accessdate=October 30, 2013}}
ChancellorRobert M. Gates '65{{cite news |work=Washington Post |title=Gates takes chancellor's post at William and Mary |date=September 6, 2011 |first=Jason |last=Ukman |accessdate=2011-09-06 |url=}}
PresidentW. Taylor Reveley III
ProvostMichael R. Halleran[ Office of the Provost]. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.
Academic staff595[ W&M at a Glance]. Accessed March 19, 2013.
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